Last week, Dolby announced the availability of its next-generation 3D glasses. The cinema experience specialists partnered with 3M to produce a new multilayer optical film lens which significantly reduces the weight of the glasses at no detriment to the visual performance. The glasses are compatible with all Dolby 3D digital cinema systems currently installed.
This new design will fit over 98% of prescription glasses, according to the manufacturer, and also features wide side temples and a shelf along the top edge to reduce the intrusion of extraneous light. They are also scratch resistant and include an antireflective coating.
“With the newly designed Dolby 3D glasses, we look to maintain the premium quality visual performance that Hollywood has come to expect from Dolby 3D, while providing a more comfortable fit for cinemagoers and a lower price point for exhibitors,” said Matt Cuson, Senior marketing director of Dolby Laboratories. “The next-generation Dolby 3D glasses strike the perfect balance between style and performance and are designed to be used repeatedly, bringing per-ticket costs well below disposable single-use 3D glasses.”
The new glasses are currently available at a list price of $12.00 or lower when purchased with a Dolby 3D bundle. Dolby also plans to make children-sized glasses available next quarter.